Jacelyn Street started out her fourth trip to the IHSA girls tennis state competition in winning form.
The Newton senior won her first two singles contests in the first round. She first defeated Emma Gerth of Kankakee McNamara by a score of 6-3, 6-1. That score matched many of Street’s victories through the regular season.
The second matchup for Street in Round 2 was more challenging against Mariel Runyan of Bloomington High. Street came out on top by a score of 6-3, 7-5. The state matches were played in different Chicago area communities.
In the third round, Street ran into trouble against Lucy Mitchell of Chicago Latin School. Mitchell won 6-2, 6-2. Mitchell would go on to compete in the semi-finals at state.
Street bounced back in the fourth round of consolation matches by defeating Highland’s Taylor Fleming, 6-1, 6-2.
In the fifth round of the consolation bracket, Street lost to Sanskriti Sarav of Chicago University High, 6-1, 6-2. She finished her final state appearance with three wins against two losses.
Street has been amazing throughout her high school career. Her performance at state this year earned Newton placement in the top 20 among the competing schools.